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Rev. David Harness, 66, Indianapolis

Rev. David K. Harness, 66, passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 at Kindred Hospital South in Indianapolis. He was a resident of Indianapolis.

David was born Nov. 25, 1946, in Beech Grove to George L. and Evelyn P. (Reeves) Harness. He was a 1965 graduate of Southport High School and went on to serve as a private with the U.S. Army National Guard during the Vietnam War.

In 1972, David received a bachelor’s degree in theology from the Apostolic Bible Institute. He was a 1986 graduate of the Insurance Institute and earned a pastoral counseling certification in 2006 from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He retired in 2012 as a regional claims manager for Farm Bureau Insurance in Indianapolis after 32 years of service. Prior to that,he was the chaplain for the Marion County Sheriff’s Department and held the same position for the Perry Township Fire Department. He was also was chaplain emeritus of the Indiana Civil Air Patrol. David was presently the chaplain for the Homecroft Police Department. He also was a pastor at several churches during his lifetime. He was devoted to the doing the Lord’s work.

He was a published author and songwriter and even played a role in the move "Seven Deadly Words." He enjoyed being an advanced ham radio operator, fishing and playing the guitar and piano. David was a fan of the Indianapolis Colts and loved being with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda S. (Thomas) Harness, whom he married Aug. 9, 2009, in Fishers. Also surviving are his children, Rebecca (Ryan) Nordman of Indianapolis, the Rev. Jonathan D. (Buffy) Harness of Morgantown and Ronald Harness of Nashville, Tenn. He will be remembered by his sister, Donna (Ron) Martin of Fairland; 11 grandchildren and one granddaughter on the way.

David was preceded in death by one grandson, David DeWayne Harness.

The Revs. Jonathan D. Harness and David Dugas will conduct a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8 at St. David’s Abundant Life Fellowship Church, 140 E. Washington St. in Morgantown. Friends can call from 2-8 p.m. Monday at the church. Military honors will be presented by the Martinsville American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars honor guards after the funeral Tuesday at the church. Burial will be in Green Valley Cemetery in Nashville. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions can be made in honor of David to the St. David’s Abundant Life Fellowship Church “Memorial Fund,” 140 E. Washington St., Morgantown, IN 46160.

Condolences can be sent to the Harness family at www.meredith-clark.com.

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  • September 4
    Farmers market in Bean Blossom
    4 to 7 p.m. St. David's Episcopal Church, 11 State Road 45 at 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • September 4
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • September 4
    "Rounding Third" at the Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 5
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • September 5
    BCHS class of 2005 reunion slated
    3 to 6 p.m., 8 p.m. Deer Run Park; Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • September 5
    "Rounding Third" at the Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 6
    Read to dogs at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 6
    'Ant-Man' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 7
    'Ant-Man' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 7
    Government offices CLOSED
  • September 8
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • September 8
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • September 8
    Peaceful Valley Heritage meeting
    6:30 p.m. BCCF, 209 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 8
    CSCD Roads, Security commissions
    6 p.m., 7:30 p.m. CSCD Office, 8377 Cordry Drive, CSLOA Clubhouse, 8751 Nineveh Road
  • September 8
    Retired teachers
    noon Hotel Nashville, 245 N. Jefferson St.
  • September 8
    Nashville Parking & Public Facilities
    6 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • September 9
    Nashville Town Council
    6 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • September 10
    'Ant-Man' at the Playhouse
    7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 10
    Nashville Arts & Entertainment Commission
    10 a.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • September 11
    "Rounding Third" at the Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 12
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • September 12
    Bible camp planned
    8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 5802 Old Settlers Road behind Brownie's restaurant
  • September 12
    "Rounding Third" at the Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 12
    Beer and live music at inn
    12:30 to 4 p.m. Story Inn, 6404 State Road 135 South
  • September 12
    Live birds of prey at fundraiser
    5 to 9 p.m. Brown County State Park, 1450 State Road 46 East (north entrance)
  • September 12
    Concert, dinner for emergency services
    7 p.m., 8 p.m. to midnight Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • September 13
    'Ant-Man' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 14
    Beeline beekeepers club
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 15
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • September 17
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 18
    BucCornEar Festival fundraiser returns
    4 to 8 p.m. JTFD, 4831 Helmsburg Road, Helmsburg
  • September 18
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    7:30 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 19
    BucCornEar Festival fundraiser returns
    8 a.m. to 8 p.m. JTFD, 4831 Helmsburg Road, Helmsburg
  • September 19
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    6 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 20
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    2 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 26
    CCC reunion slated at state park
    10:30 a.m. Brown County State Park, 1450 State Road 46 East (north entrance)
  • September 28
    American history DVD to play at library
    1 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 28
    American history DVD to play at library
    1 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • October 4
    Read to a dog at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane